Manufacturing Up in WNY, Flat in NYS

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The Institute of Supply Management – Buffalo’s April Manufacturing Index increased to 62.5 signaling expansion last month, compared to the national ISM Index which decreased 2.4 points to 54.8 in April  (a reading >50 indicates growth).  Meanwhile, the Empire State Manufacturing Survey for May, released on Monday May 15, showed a drop of 6.2 points to -1.0 indicating that statewide manufacturing activity is flat.  This is the Empire State Manufacturing Survey’s first negative reading since last October (a reading <0 indicates contraction).

See the full ISM report here: BuffaloISM_April2017

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